Beltre continues to deal with a back issue that forced him out of of the opener and he'll miss his second straight. Hanser Alberto will once again replace him at third base and bat ninth.Analysis:
Altuve hit .313/.353/.459 with 15 home runs, 66 RBI and 38 steals during the regular season, which earned him All-Star honors for the third time in his young career. However, the multi-hit machine is 1-for-6 lifetime against Friday's starter Johnny Cueto.Analysis:
Drew remains sidelined with his concussion symptoms, and it remains to be seen if he will be able to play if the Yankees advance beyond Tuesday. Rob Refsnyder will draw the start at second base Tuesday night.Analysis:
This is a surprising development considering Minnesota never hinted at a possible Dozier injury. No offseason surgeries have been scheduled for any Twins' players, according to MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger, meaning the MRI is probably just a precautionary measure.
While more information should be available in the coming weeks, it's likely the slugging second baseman should be ready to go for spring training in 2016.Analysis:
While Schoop will sit, a second x-ray returned clean, indicating he doesn't have a broken hand. He'll be available off the bench and shouldn't experience any delays in his offseason training as a result of the injury.Analysis:
Forsythe missed the final five games with a foot contusion, but he still turned in what was far and away his most successful season in the big leagues. In addition to showcasing plenty of defensive versatility, Forsythe was an asset offensively, slashing .281/.359/.444 while hitting 17 homers and driving in 68 runs.
The Rays should again carve out an everyday role for Forsythe in 2016.Analysis:
Refsnyder has started receiving regular playing time at the keystone, starting each of the past four games and five of the previous six. The 24-year-old has taken advantage, raising his average to .302, and figures to get the chance to start against lefties for as far as the Yankees advance in the postseason.Analysis:
Originally inserted into the game as a pinch-runner for Melky Cabrera, Garcia wound up receiving a crucial turn at bat - hitting a game-ending single against Neftali Feliz. The walk-off hit is a nice coup for Garcia, who has otherwise played sparingly since being recalled from Triple-A Charlotte.Analysis:
With the ground wet the Red Sox want to play it safe with the veteran second baseman. Josh Rutledge will start at second base and hit second.Analysis:
Gregorious could just be avoiding two starts in one day, as the Yankees clinched the playoffs and are sitting several starters for Game 1. Brendan Ryan will take over shortstop in the meantime, batting ninth.Analysis: